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Sherman

type of U.S. medium tank used in World War II, 1942, named for U.S. Civil War Gen. William T. Sherman (1820-1891). The surname is from Old English scearra "shears" + mann "man;" hence "shearer of woolen garments."

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Definitions of Sherman from WordNet

Sherman (n.)
United States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West; he captured Atlanta and led a destructive march to the sea that cut the Confederacy in two (1820-1891);
Synonyms: William Tecumseh Sherman
Sherman (n.)
American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution (1721-1793);
Synonyms: Roger Sherman
Sherman (n.)
a peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,036 feet high);
Synonyms: Mount Sherman
Sherman (n.)
a town in northeastern Texas near the Oklahoma border;
From wordnet.princeton.edu